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Doctor insights on: Dexamethasone Iontophoresis Patch

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What are the special requirements for a dexamethasone testing?

What are the special requirements for a dexamethasone testing?

Cushing synd. Types: Dexamethasone suppression test is done to differentiate varies types of cushing syndrome response of gland to acth (pituitary axis)by measuring cortisol levels like a) primary adrenal cushing b) ectopic acth production c) cushing's disease by pituitary tumor an MRI needed.

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Treating side-effects of dexamethasone?

Treating side-effects of dexamethasone?

Avoidance: Most important is getting off the steroid - if medical condition allows, assure bone protective measures, close monitoring of blood sugar, and often second opinion.

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Can tussi pres and dexamethasone be taken together?

Can tussi pres and dexamethasone be taken together?

More info needed: I need more information in regards to the "tussi pres" and the condition (s) that are being treated.

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How effective is dexamethasone (Baycadron) for treating uveitis?

How effective is dexamethasone (Baycadron) for treating uveitis?

It can work: Dexamethasone is a steroid and can be very effective in treating uveitis. How effective can depend on the severity of the inflammation and how often it is prescribed. Follow up with your eye care provider can relay how effective the treatment is improving the uveitis.

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What is dexamethasone suppression test?

Less than 2 mcg/ dL: The dex suppression test determines whether the adrenal glands are physiology intact. Dexamethasone is a synthetic steroid that suppresses endogenous cortisol to less tha 2mcg/ dl when taken at bedtime.

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Can children use Maxidex (dexamethasone)?

Can children use Maxidex (dexamethasone)?

No studies have been: Done to prove safety and efficacy in children. Maxidex (dexamethasone) is a Class C drug in pregnancy. Animal studies show that it can cause congenital anomalies in fetuses. No studies have been done in pregnant humans. It is contra-indicated in breastfeeding because it is not know if enough corticosteroid is absorbed to to have a significant amount excreted in breast milk that can cause growth problems in infant

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Can children use Decadron (dexamethasone)?

Can children use Decadron (dexamethasone)?

Yes: This medication is safe and effective in patients of all ages. It replicates some of the effects of natural human stress hormones. Its uses and dosing are size and condition specific.

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Who should not use Maxidex (dexamethasone)?

Maxidex (dexamethasone): "Contraindicated in epithelial herpes simplex (dendritic keratitis), vaccinia, varicella, and most other viral diseases of the cornea and conjunctiva; tuberculosis of the eye; fungal disease of ocular structures; and in those persons who have shown hypersensitivity to any component of this preparation." See: https://dailymed. Nlm. Nih. Gov/dailymed/drugInfo. Cfm? Setid=a0aa9dc9-265c-4dd6-9b03-276a4721

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Who should not use Decadron (dexamethasone)?

Who should not use Decadron (dexamethasone)?

Decadron (dexamethasone): Decadron (dexamethasone) is contraindicated in Systemic fungal infections. Decadron (dexamethasone) tablets are contraindicated in patients who are hypersensitive to any components of this product. See: http://www. Drugs. Com/pro/decadron. Html

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Is a dexamethasone suppression test dangerous?

Is a dexamethasone suppression test dangerous?

No: It's much less dangerous than missing cushing's or the brain malfunction that can produce serious mental illness. Please go ahead if your physician has asked for it. I've never heard of anyone having an adverse outcome from this test.

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Can I take ativan (lorazepam) and dexamethasone?

No reports: No problems are reported of an interaction between these medications - but ALWAYS do discuss all medications and even supplements or unusual diet items w/ your providers. It helps them make better decisions for you and improves their knowledge bank too. Best!

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Can I take amoxicillin and dexamethasone at same time?

Can I take amoxicillin and dexamethasone at same time?

Yes: Yes, they are commonly used together. Although Dexamethasone may supress the immune system some, the benefits of reducing the inflammation usually are worth this.

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Is dexamethasone injection painful to apply in muscle?

Is dexamethasone injection painful to apply in muscle?

IM injection: Yes, but pain is subjective & will likely be greater if there is more volume injected & if the injection causes more swelling, bleed, or pressure on the nerve or muscle sheath.

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Is dexamethasone pills good for pinched cervical nerves?

Is dexamethasone pills good for pinched cervical nerves?

May be!: Steroids are anti inflammatory and can help but they must be prescribed by a doctor as the side effects have to be borne in mind.